Football's Simpson Selected by Cincinnati in Second Round of NFL Draft
On the results listed on the official NFL Combine website this year (jwww.nfl.com/combine), Simpson led all receivers with a standing broad jump of 11'4", eight inches longer than any other wide receiver and the longest of any position so far. He also tied for second with a 37.5" vertical leap and tied for eighth with a 40-yard dash time of 4.47. The Reidsville, N.C. native did not do the bench press while competing in the 60-yard shuttle, 20-yard shuttle and other position-specific drills. He then upped his vertical leap at CCU's Pro Day, going 41" in front of the scouts.
Simpson's Bio_Is the Big South's all-time leading receiver in yards (2,720) and touchdowns (44) and ranks fourth with 161 career receptions... Became first receiver in league history with back-to-back 10-touchdown seasons (16 - 2006, 11-2007)... Was the FCS leading active career touchdown receiver (and fourth in FCS history) with 44... Despite being double-covered most of the year still managed 41 catches (t-5th) for 697 yards (3rd) and 11 touchdowns (#1 in league) on the year... Recorded 19 catches (3rd) for 290 yards (4th) and seven scores (1st) in Big South action, helping CCU to a second-place finish... Had at least one touchdown catch in all four league games, including five catches for 91 yards and two TDs against Gardner-Webb... Also had two touchdown catches against Liberty and VMI... Had at least two receptions in all 11 games... Ranked sixth in scoring with 66 points... All-American & First Team All-Big South in 2006 and Second Team in 2005, as well as being Big South Freshman of the Year in 2004.